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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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FCN No. 1041

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Food Contact Substance:  Polymer of dimethyl terephthalate, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, and 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol (CAS Reg. No. 261716-94-3) containing repeat units consisting of terephthalate esters of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol at up to 40 mole percent (expressed as mole percent of the glycol component of the finished copolyesters) and 1,4- cyclohexanedimethanol at no less than 60 mole percent, and, optionally, ≤0.5 percent (by weight of the finished resin) trimellitic anhydride (CAS Reg. No. 552-30-7) as a branching agent. REPLACES FCN 729
Notifier:  Eastman Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  Eastman Chemical Company
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as a component of repeat-use food-contact articles.
Effective Date:  04/09/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be used in contact with all food types at temperatures up to and including 100oC.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site